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How to style ripped boyfriend jeans!

Dear friends!

I will be on my vacation from 3/20 to 3/28. You will still see my new post everyday but I will not be able to reply to your comments during those times. I will get back to you ASAP after I am back from my vacation.

Enjoy my daily fashion updates and my driving story.

See you and have a great day!

Grace

3/20/2015

How to wear ripped jeans without looking trashy!
How to wear ripped jeans without looking trashy!

We see the ripped jeans all over the world. They are not the fashion just for teens but also can be worn by us more experienced women. But the key is to look put together and polished. Today I am going to challenge this trend by pairing with a girly top and jacket to make it more elegant.

How to wear ripped jeans without looking trashy!
How to wear ripped jeans without looking trashy!

My driving story continues below. Enjoy the ride! 🙂

You can teach a new driver old tricks!

As you hopefully know, I’ve been posting about when I learned how to drive. This was hard enough for someone who had never sat in a driver’s seat but learning with a car that had a manual shifter added to the difficulty. It wasn’t absolutely terrible if I was starting off on a flat road or even going downhill a bit. But it was nearly impossible for me to get going when I was going uphill. And that’s where I was: Stopped at a red light at the top of a hill. I had been in this situation before at a stop sign but that was on a small empty side street. Although this wasn’t the main road through town it was a lot busier than the others I had been practicing on. Luckily I also knew there was a trick to get going without rolling backwards into the cars behind me: When I couldn’t start off at that stop sign, my husband/instructor pulled up the hand brake to keep the car from moving. This then meant I was able to give it enough gas to stop it from stalling. Here, at a pretty busy intersection I knew this was a good time to reuse this method. I looked at my husband with an expression that communicated with total clarity that this was not the time for debate. He pulled up the parking brake lever while I concentrated on getting us moving through the intersection.

How to wear ripped jeans without looking trashy!
How to wear ripped jeans without looking trashy!

I was feeling pretty good about myself. I had just started off from a hill without stalling. I know, I had gotten some help, but figured I had still done most of the driving by myself. Maybe I was getting better at this. Oh good, another stop sign. A little gas, let the clutch out slowly, and…stall. Really? REALLY? What was that noise? It was coming from the next seat. My husband/driving teacher was trying to mask it with a fake cough but he had been laughing. It may have been quiet, almost silent. Almost. But I heard it. After all, with me stalling the car, again, we didn’t have all that noise from the motor to cover it up. I asked him what was so very funny about me stupid stalling this stupid car with the stupid manual transmission for about the seven hundredth stupid time? Still laughing, he said that he thought I was cute when I got angry. My first thought was that this was his lucky day. If I was cute when I was angry then I was about to get top model gorgeous mad at him!

How to wear ripped jeans without looking trashy!
How to wear ripped jeans without looking trashy!

But then I started to smile. And that turned into a laugh. This was crazy but it was funny too. Here I was, an adult Chinese woman living in a country half way around the world from where I grew up. I was sitting in a car next to a man I never expected to meet, much less marry. I was learning a new culture, a new language and how to drive a car. This guy was trying to teach me something he had done so long he didn’t even think of it. And was actually doing a pretty good job. It wasn’t his fault that the only car we owned had a manual shifter. When he bought it he was only concerned with getting the best gas mileage he could, not in teaching a Chinese woman to drive. He knew it was making a difficult process even harder and he was trying to be patient. In fact, his patience and understanding nature were what got my attention in the first place. A lot of foreigners won’t spend the time to try to communicate with the people who live in the country they are visiting. They just sort of expect those people to understand them. But my husband had done a lot of international travel for his job and was pretty sensitive to other people and cultures. And he had a great sense of humor which he often uses to calm down tense situations. So it was that he softly squeezed my hand, leaned over and gave me a quick kiss on the cheek, smiled and sweetly said, “start the stupid car”. The lessons continue! But not today!

How to wear ripped jeans without looking trashy!
How to wear ripped jeans without looking trashy!
How to wear ripped jeans without looking trashy!
How to wear ripped jeans without looking trashy!
How to wear ripped jeans without looking trashy!
How to wear ripped jeans without looking trashy!
How to wear ripped jeans without looking trashy!
How to wear ripped jeans without looking trashy!
How to wear ripped jeans without looking trashy!
How to wear ripped jeans without looking trashy!
How to wear ripped jeans without looking trashy!
How to wear ripped jeans without looking trashy!

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Jacket @old from China
Top @Ann Tylor
Ripped Jeans @Justfab.com
Heels @DSW @Nine West
Bag @Kate Spade
Bracelets @My arm charms

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GIVEAWAY:

You regular readers may remember I co-hosted a giveaway in February with one of the prizes being the Rock Star Bracelet from My Arm Charms. I got so many comments about this great piece of bling that I was thrilled to see it’s the grand prize in this month’s giveaway! This is a giveaway for US residents only. A winner will be selected at random on the Rafflecopter link and entries verified then. This giveaway is from 3/16 to 3/30. As an added bonus you can get $10 off a minimum $30 subtotal purchase by joining the My Arm Charms e-mail list.

Rock Star Bracelet
Rock Star Bracelet

See it here: http://myarmcharms.com/products/rock-star
This glamorous Rock Star Bracelet is edgy, model chic in a bold teal and features:
-Leather
-Cast metal design
-1 3/4″H
-Adjustable (7 1/2″L or 8 1/2″L) button-snap closure
-Lead and nickel compliant

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US Residents Only. Winner is contacted via email, you must enter a valid email and must confirm receipt within 24 hours from the time and date emailed. This event is in no way administered, sponsored or endorsed by, or associated with Twitter, Facebook, Google, Pinterest or any other Social Media platform. No purchase is necessary to enter. Odds of winning are contingent on the number of entries received. You will have 24 hours to respond or prize is forfeited and a new winner will be selected. Void where prohibited by law. The SPONSER is responsible for shipping and delivery of the prize unless otherwise stated and the owners of Colorandgrace.com are not liable for prize delivery or receipt. You will hold colorandgrace.com harmless of all claims. All entries will be verified before winner is notified and any bad entries will be disqualified. Sponsor has the option to replace prize with something of equal or lessor value if the prize is no longer obtainable.

TODAY’S LINK UP PARTY:

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Cheers!

Grace

how to dress up shorts for a girlfriend date

How to dress up shorts for a girlfriend date!

Dear friends!

I will be on my vacation from 3/20 to 3/28. You will still see my new post everyday but I will not be able to reply to your comments during those times. I will get back to you ASAP after I am back from my vacation.

Enjoy my daily fashion updates and my driving story.

See you and have a great day!

Grace

3/20/2015

How to dress up shorts for a girlfriend date!
How to dress up shorts for a girlfriend date!

The weather is getting warmer every day and I am thinking ahead. For summer I live in shorts. But shorts can be a little bit too casual. So today I am going to create an outfit from a pair of shorts. My goal is to make it comfy but still stylish when I go out with my girlfriends for shopping and dinner.

How to dress up shorts for a girlfriend date!
How to dress up shorts for a girlfriend date!

My driving story continues below, enjoy! 😉

OK, quit stalling!

The things you do for love. Let’s review. I’m learning to drive after I came to live in America. Why did I come to America? It was a man’s fault. Most causes of trouble are. We had met in Shanghai a few years earlier and now we were going to be married. So here I was in America. Unless you live in one of the older major cities, mostly in the east, you didn’t have much opportunity in this country to hop on a subway train or ride a bus or use any other form of mass transit to get where you wanted. No, this country was set up for individuals, not masses. And for most places here, that means cars. Well, trucks, vans and SUVs too but pretty much you have to drive yourself. Fine. Like they say, “when in Rome, learn to drive” or something like that. So that’s what I’ve been doing in the last several posts.

How to dress up shorts for a girlfriend date!
How to dress up shorts for a girlfriend date!

I had just ventured onto the main street in our tiny town for the first time and was driving through our small downtown area. Our town was pretty typical in that at the main intersection that was the center of town, there was a traffic light. Now I’m all about color and I look fabulous in red if I do say so myself. But when you’re learning how to drive in a car with a manual shifter, red on a traffic light is definitely out of style. Give me a nice bright green anytime. But no, I had gotten to the light while it was red so slowed to a nice controlled stop. Just in time for the light to turn green. If you’ve been reading along you know that the only driving skill I had really mastered was stalling the car when I was trying to get moving. So that’s where we are now. Restart car, give it some gas, clutch out, slowly…and YES! I got going this time. Through the light and picking up speed. OK, now we’re talking. At least for a couple seconds because just in front, only a short block from where I had just stalled was the next traffic light. Maybe red isn’t as lucky a color as they kept telling us in China after all.

How to dress up shorts for a girlfriend date!
How to dress up shorts for a girlfriend date!

Stop. Good. OK now the light is green. Gas, clutch, slowly. YES! Hey, I’m sort of getting the hang of…wait, the lane I’m in disappears ahead! Through the downtown area the road was 7 lanes wide. There was a center lane for cars to turn left, then two lanes going each direction to drive in and another one at each side to park in. But once you started to leave the small downtown area that all changed. The parking lanes went away. And the driving lanes dropped from two going each direction down to one. And of course, I was in the lane that ended. No problem I thought, all I had to do was move over to the…HONK! HONK! Where did that car come from? He was right next to me but I didn’t see him in my mirror. So that’s why they call it a blind spot. You can’t see a car that’s in it. This time I turn my head, OK, all clear, turn signal on and move over. Hooray! I had just changed lanes for the first time: And lived to tell about it! No time to celebrate though, now I see a speed limit sign. 35mph! I had never gone that fast yet and this was no time to try it. Just at the last minute though my husband told me to slow down and turn right onto a smaller side street. Ah, this was better. Nice and slow we go. A stop sign, turn right. No stalling; thank you very much. Now we’re heading back towards our home but one street over from the main road. I like this one better. Not so much traffic. Not as many lanes. Wait, what’s that? A hill; with a traffic light at the top. It’s green, but I’m too far away. I’ll never make it. Hurry! Hurry! Maybe I will get through! Oh no! Yellow! Almost there! Red. I want to cry.

How to dress up shorts for a girlfriend date!
How to dress up shorts for a girlfriend date!
How to dress up shorts for a girlfriend date!
How to dress up shorts for a girlfriend date!
How to dress up shorts for a girlfriend date!
How to dress up shorts for a girlfriend date!
How to dress up shorts for a girlfriend date!
How to dress up shorts for a girlfriend date!
How to dress up shorts for a girlfriend date!
How to dress up shorts for a girlfriend date!
How to dress up shorts for a girlfriend date!
How to dress up shorts for a girlfriend date!

Find a sponsor for your web site. Get paid for your great content. shareasale.com.

SHOP MY LOOK:
Vest @old from China
Pullover top @Ann Taylor
Shorts @Express
Shoes @TJ Maxx
Bag @Coach
Bracelets @Guess


GIVEAWAY:

You regular readers may remember I co-hosted a giveaway in February with one of the prizes being the Rock Star Bracelet from My Arm Charms. I got so many comments about this great piece of bling that I was thrilled to see it’s the grand prize in this month’s giveaway! This is a giveaway for US residents only. A winner will be selected at random on the Rafflecopter link and entries verified then. This giveaway is from 3/16 to 3/30. As an added bonus you can get $10 off a minimum $30 subtotal purchase by joining the My Arm Charms e-mail list.

Rock Star Bracelet
Rock Star Bracelet

See it here: http://myarmcharms.com/products/rock-star
This glamorous Rock Star Bracelet is edgy, model chic in a bold teal and features:
-Leather
-Cast metal design
-1 3/4″H
-Adjustable (7 1/2″L or 8 1/2″L) button-snap closure
-Lead and nickel compliant

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Giveaway Terms and Conditions:

US Residents Only. Winner is contacted via email, you must enter a valid email and must confirm receipt within 24 hours from the time and date emailed. This event is in no way administered, sponsored or endorsed by, or associated with Twitter, Facebook, Google, Pinterest or any other Social Media platform. No purchase is necessary to enter. Odds of winning are contingent on the number of entries received. You will have 24 hours to respond or prize is forfeited and a new winner will be selected. Void where prohibited by law. The SPONSER is responsible for shipping and delivery of the prize unless otherwise stated and the owners of Colorandgrace.com are not liable for prize delivery or receipt. You will hold colorandgrace.com harmless of all claims. All entries will be verified before winner is notified and any bad entries will be disqualified. Sponsor has the option to replace prize with something of equal or lessor value if the prize is no longer obtainable.

TODAY’S LINK UP PARTY:

WABISABI – The Real Beauty Project
http://danalovesfashionandmusic.blogspot.de

Style to Inspire with Rhea

Mix it Monday

Beauty101byLisa

Cheers!

Grace

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